How much assistance does a cavity-backed iron really offer? To find out, we compared the Titleist 718 AP1 cavity-backed irons to the Titleist 718 MB blade iron.
Analyzing the individual ball statistics we can see that the Titleist Pro V1x averaged the farthest distance as well at 266.7 yards. Meanwhile, the Callaway Chrome Soft X averaged the shortest distance at only 259.3 yards. This results in a difference between the average maximum and minimum of only 7.4 yards.
It’s common knowledge that wedges should produce spin. It is difficult to find explanations for how the grooves on a wedge produce spin. Most people say grooves increase friction. Does that mean a wedge with extreme friction would be excellent? To find the answer, we built a sandpaper wedge and tested it against a normal… Continue reading →
Question: How important is the type of tee used? Hypothesis: We believe the sample size is too small and the effects of different tees are too indistinguishable that no measurable variance will be found between different tee types. Materials: “Normal” Length Wooden Tee (2 ⅛” ) Pride Professional Tee System Step Tee (3 ¼”) Flex… Continue reading →
In theory, we can probably hypothesize that a counterfeit driver is going to perform worse than the real thing, right? Have you ever wondered how much worse it might be though? We recently got a counterfeit club to test once somebody with poor moral integrity exchanged out a PING G400 driver head with a counterfeit… Continue reading →